Paul Hayes KC

QUALIFICATIONS  LLB (QUT), MSt (Cantab), DipICArb (CIArb, London), FCIArb
ADMITTED  1988    BAR  1997 (1990 NSW)

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE   9225 7159
MOBILE  0411 194 842

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Paul Hayes, LLB (QUT), MSt (Cantab), DipICArb (CIArb, London), FCIArb


  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration Mediation ADR
  • Arbitrators
  • Arbitrators International
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Defamation
  • Energy
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Guarantees
  • Human Rights
  • Insurance
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Media
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injuries
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Sports Law
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices
  • Transport Accident Act
  • Work Cover




Advises and appears in cases at interlocutory, trial and appellate levels, (common law litigation, commercial & equity litigation, international law & arbitration, large scale litigation, constitutional & administrative law and sporting disputes), conducted in multiple jurisdictions, but primarily in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Lausanne. Frequently appears in common law jury cases and causes conducted in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria, including in the field of defamation.

Appointed a Teaching Fellow (Course Director of the subject 'International Sports Arbitration') at Queen Mary University of London (School of Law) in 2022. Previously a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne (Faculty of Law), 2010-2022. Recognised internationally in Who's Who Legal (2016-2023 editions) as a leading lawyer in the specialty of sports law and listed by Doyle’s Guide as a leading senior counsel in arbitration and administrative & public law.

Holds degrees from the Queensland University of Technology (LLB) and the University of Cambridge (MSt). Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, practised as a Lawyer (1986 to 1990) at: Power & Power, Brisbane; Allen Allen & Hemsley (Allens), Sydney; and Baker & McKenzie, Sydney.

Chambers located in Melbourne (Owen Dixon Chambers West, Level 9 - Dever's List) and London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (39 Essex Chambers).